Suspect nabbed in Hamas killing: Dubai police

The chief of the Dubai police says details of the capture are secret.

Dubai: Dubai`s police chief says a key suspect in the killing of a Hamas operative in the city-state has been arrested in a Western country.

Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim`s comments were published on Monday in The National newspaper.

The police chief told the Abu Dhabi government-owned daily the suspect played a key role in the January 19 killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

But he says the country that made the arrest about two months ago asked that details of it not be made public.

It isn`t clear if the suspect is still being held.

Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was almost certainly assassinated by a hit squad sent by Israel`s Mossad spy agency.

Bureau Report